The records include correspondence and other materials on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.
This series contains the files of Robert Olmsted and Earle Langeland, Vice Presidents for Business and Finance from 1960-1965 and 1965-1967, respectively. The records include correspondence and other records on financial matters and planning including agreements, contracts, leases, memoranda, reports, statements, and information on budgets, funds, gifts, policies, and procedures.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Executive Vice President for Finance records; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
1994.013: Source of acquisition--The administrative offices of Columbia University transfer records to the University Archives on an ongoing basis.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Series I of this collection was processed by Catherine N. Carson. Finding aid written by Catherine N. Carson in July 2009.
2020-08-24 Full finding aid for boxes 1-21.
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Columbia University created a structure of vice presidencies for major divisions in 1949. This structure originally consisted of Vice Presidents in Charge of Educational Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Business Affairs. The Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, which became the Vice President for Business and Finance in 1960, is the predecessor of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance.
Today, Columbia University Finance consists of several departments, including Treasury, Controller, Internal Audit, Procurement, Budget and the Investment Management Company. The Finance Division provides essential services for the support of students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the University.
Joseph Campbell, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1949-1954; Courtney C. Brown, Vice President in Charge of Business Affairs, 1955-1957; Robert G. Olmsted, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1960-1965; Earle E. Langeland, Vice President for Business and Finance, 1965-1967; [University finances were handled by Thomas A. McGoey, Vice President for Business, William Bloor, Treasurer of the University, and Warren Goodell, Vice President for Administration. 1967-1969; Douglas Hunt, 1969-1971; [Bruce Bassett, Vice President for Fiscal Management, 1971-1978]; Anthony Knerr, 1978-1989; John Thornton, 1989-1992; [Joseph Mullinix, EVP for Administration took on EVP for Finance duties, 1992-1994]; John Masten, 1994-2004; Albert Horvath, 2004-2007; Anne Sullivan, Executive Vice President for Finance and Information Technology, 2007-present